Phoebe Stuckes is a poet from Somerset. She has been a winner of the Foyle Young Poets award four times and is a Barbican Young Poet. She has performed at the Southbank Centre, Wenlock Poetry Festival and the Poetry Cafe, and was the Ledbury Festival young poet in residence in 2015. Her poetry has been published in The Missing Slate, Rising, The Morning Star and Ambit among others.
Phobe Stuckes reading the poem 'Three Spells' from her 2016 collection Gin & Tonic from smith}doorstop. The banner image above is of author Ruth Weiss reading in public in California in 1960 and used with her permission.
Many of Plath’s personal photographs exist in the public domain, photos of her alone, with Ted Hughes, with her children. Why then, I wondered would they use this photo of her as a young woman on a beach?
Disclaimer: This is not going to be a fact check or an autopsy on the abuse that Plath received at the hands of Hughes, if that is what you’re looking for, I redirect you to Emily Van Dyne’s excellent essay on Lithub ...